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Texture by Erika Knight

Roost Books

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Texture: 20 Timeless Garments Exploring Knit, Yarn and Stitch is the newest knitting collection by Erika Knight.  These knits are full of surprising shaping that is both pleasing to the eye and the hands that make them.

Landscapes have long provided a source of inspiration for artists and makers. From the sharp concrete edges of buildings and frosted hedgerows to seaweed strewn beaches and eroded cliffs, there is so much we can take from the environment around us.  Texture explores Erika Knight’s personal journey through the landscape of knitted fabrics as she examines the different habitats that have inspired her designs throughout her career. Broken down into city, country and coast, the core of this book is a compilation of simple knitting recipes that embrace the movement for ‘slow clothes’ and honor the process of craftsmanship.  

With simple and stylish shapes, Erika dispenses her designer tips for creating a series of modern yet timeless garments with specific tips on yarns, fibers, substitutions, fit and shaping. Including inspiring photography by India Hobson that showcases the beautiful designs, this book is the ultimate source for knitted texture and belongs on every knitter’s bookshelf.

Texture includes the following patterns.  Click any link to go directly to the kit.  After all, every knitting book should come with yarn.

  • Clifford - super bulky sweater
  • Coppice - cabled sweater
  • Ecotown - patchwork vest/tank
  • Edgepath - oversize sweater
  • Forage - wrap
  • Frond - super bulky scarf
  • Highbury - men's sweater
  • Kelp - vest/tunic
  • Longhsore Drift - dress
  • Neighbourhood - oversized sweater
  • Rush - wrap cardigan
  • Rutt - striped sweater
  • Saltation - random fair-isle cardigan
  • Scree - sleeveless sampler cardigan
  • Tangled - giant cables sweater
  • Teasel - fingerless mitts
  • Thatch - garter stitch cardigan
  • Thicket - jacket (cover)
  • Threadneedle - asymmetrical cardigan
  • Tramline - gloves

Hardcover, 192 pages

Published in 2021
Published by Roost Books, an imprint of Sambhala Publications

Photography by India Hobson

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